Let’s try to look at Krakow Old Town from a new perspective. How can Krakow both inspire artists and commemorate them in the city space? Where to save the city’s aspirations and dreams? Or find a place for a new industry? Does everything have to fit together? Can a tenement house emblem inspire greater diversity of the Krakow biotope?
Hints and answers can be found in Krakow’s Old Town, which, thanks to the unique Krakow ARtour mobile application, will discover missed stories or unnoticeable buildings. Thanks to the augmented reality (AR) technology, you will go on a multi-threaded trip along the trail of the twentieth-century architecture of the Old Town of Krakow towards a sustainable future.
The walk is being created in cooperation with the Krakow-based BudCud studio, which specialises in creating diverse, informal spatial environments, full of references and culture codes.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Download and install free app Krakow ARtour.
Look at the map, find the active points marked on it, and hit the road to the Krakow Old Town! To activate the point where you are heading, choose the number of the corresponding pin on the map. When you get to the selected location, you will find the desired virtual pin by looking through your phone’s camera. A yellow number will appear on the bottom right corner of the screen. That means you’re in the right place.
For example: you have activated on the map point #4 and you arrived at św. Jana street from the Main Square. The number 4 appears in the application and the story number 4 is activated: Feniks with many faces. Now point the phone at the facade of the building – an illumination of the story will appear. In the right bottom square, you can choose to read it by clicking on the menu with the desired number.
Concept and coordination of the project: Elwira Wojtunik, Popesz Csaba Láng
Substantive study: BudCud
UX programming: Popesz Csaba Láng
UI programming: Milena Malecha
Graphic design: Milena Malecha, BudCud, Popesz Csaba Láng
The project is being created as part of the Krakow program “Kultura Odporna”